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Grateful Dead Live at Onondaga County War Memorial on 1973-09-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Onondaga County War Memorial on 1973-09-17

Set 1

Tennessee Jed, Me & My Uncle, They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, Loose Lucy, You Ain't Woman Enough, Casey Jones

Set 2

Mississippi Half Step, Let Me Sing*, Truckin'-> Eyes Of The World*-> Weather Report Suite Prelude*-> Weather Report Suite Part 1*-> Let It Grow*-> Stella Blue, Sugar Magnolia

*with Martin Fiero and Joe Ellis on horns. Doug Sahm opened

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Onondaga County War Memorial
Location Syracuse, NY

Source SBD > Master Reel
Lineage MR > C>DAT>DAT provided by Jeff Tiedrich>Andrew Gustin Conversion: DA-40>U2A>CDWave>MkW with seek tables appended Transferred by Tyler Jensen
Transferred by SIRMick


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2016
Subject: Looks like Rain
I am Not the first to mention this:
Fenario 80 back in 2010
"Check out Looks Like Rain with Keith on Theremin,
I kid you not!"
Absolutely the most stunning LLR. which is not even a song I pay much attention to except maybe when it raises my ire by stumbling into the 2nd set in the later years. But this fellow heads is a beauty. Keith has that Theremin right where Donna would normally sing her backing vocals. It is seriously stunning.

This is a nice 1st set , even with nicks, cuts , and some level issues during Loser, anything soundboard 73 worth its weight in gold- this is no exception.
This version of Loose Lucy is down and dirty followed by a rare YOU AIN'T WOMAN ENOUGH which shines as Donna kicks any competition for Keith to the curb.
El Paso ready to atone for the previous sloppy Jack Straw in which they dropped the lyrics in several places. Close Set 1 with Casey Jones any day!
The Second Set list is pretty similar to the previous show. With the brass they probably wanted to play tunes those guys could get familiar with.
If you are not into Sun Ra type jazz the 'horns' might be tough on your psyche but personally I think it gives a little hook and zip that i am sure the band had to enjoy.
This night the jam at the end of Eyes of the World is pretty fierce indeed.
The first line to start Sugar Magnolia that Jerry sings might have had more to do with Weir missing an intro
Hey, I will take this over Ned and Seastones any day but everybody got a right to speak their mind.
I believe that Onondaga is in upstate N.Y. named after a Native American tribe.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2013
Subject: -
Recording's a bit diced & sliced, missing a few beginnings of songs. Some scorchers in the first set, also some losers. The singing is kind of atrocious tonight, from everybody, not just Mrs G, but Garcia's playing like the Evil Kineval of guitar. In the second set, when the horns come out, it's pure bliss. This tour really raised the band's bar, in my opinion, & set the stage for the Grateful Dead that was to come in my time ('87 on) more than any other string of shows.
Reviewer: mattsegel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2013
Subject: Donna gets a song!
Nice treat, fun. Also LOVE the horns.
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 31, 2013
Subject: The Horns Suck!
WRS has some amazing leads from Jerry, which are ultimately ruined by the sounds of a goose being slaughtered.
Reviewer: monksbird - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2013
Subject: Horns!
An already good show made better with the addition of some free-ish skronk from a great little horn section!
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2011
Subject: Horns make this one
Let's face it, the Dead played nary a bad note in '73 and this show is no exception. What distinguishes this performance is the horns. The run from Truckin' through to Stella is just gorgeous. I just love the hint of r 'n b that the horns add to Truckin'.
Reviewer: donnyraindog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2011
Subject: Great show
WOW rare sunday off blogging and streaming random shows and I stumbled on this one.Heard some cuts from this show years ago but nothing like this sound quality!Coolest LLR ever heard marvelous Row Jimmy and the Weather Report kicks ass! Strange yet fun version of Truckin ,of course Bobby screwing up the lyrics keeps it somewhat familar. THANKS TO ALL RESPONSIBLE ! STARS!
Reviewer: demora - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2011
Subject: Thank you for a REAL GOOD TIME
Great Loose Lucy. Wowee. Soulful. A gem!
Reviewer: fenario80 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2010
Subject: Great show
Check out Looks Like Rain with Keith on Theremin, I kid you not!
Reviewer: radler - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2010
Subject: Meester Martin Fiero
It's so nice to hear Martin stretch out during a Classic 1973 GD show. If you listen to any of the great horn players from the nola, bay area or ny funk scene, his sound is embedded into all of it.

great sound quality too; nice work - keep it coming!
Reviewer: Believeitornot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2010
Subject: Funky sesson
Weather Report Suite; Let it Grow like being at a funky improv jazz session. Great listen. Standards are nice as well.
Reviewer: lovehaight - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2010
Subject: Jerry SINGS.....
First line of Sugar Mag..had this on a xxxx gen tape for years..used to listen to it with my friend Paul, I always could tell it was Jerry, he never agreed 100% it was Jerry, here is proof! great stuff..Hey trimmster!
Reviewer: DeadFromBirth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 11, 2010
Subject: nice
great sound quality
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